Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull, struck under Alexis

Greek
Classical Period
430–390 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0531.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.03 gm.

Accession Number

08.353

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lioness right, with head three-quarters to left, on bull left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; bull’s head left, legs bent, rear raised tail curled upward
Plain ground line.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, fourpart square with raised granulated surfaces in pyramidal form.
Inscription in Greek on incused background not raised.
All in a circular incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund